What you all have been waiting for!!
GRADUATION INFORMATION CLASS OF 2020
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Joe Etheredge Stadium

Each graduate will receive 4 tickets. Graduates (or their parents) can pick up graduation tickets. You can only pick up YOUR tickets. Tickets must be signed for. In addition to ceremony tickets, graduates will also pick up their Diploma at the same time. All tickets and Diplomas can be picked up on the bus ramp Wednesday, July 8 from 4-6pm; Thursday, July 9 from 11am-1pm; Friday, July 10 from 8-10am. We look forward to seeing you then!

Dress Code for Graduates (this is different from normal based on the heat index in July)
Males - Collared shirt with a tie, or polo shirt, pants (no shorts) and shoes. No FLIP FLOPS!
Females - School appropriate dresses, skirts or dress pants and low, nice shoes. Heels may cause you to trip on the grass at the football field.
Items to be worn with graduation gown - ONLY school issued/awarded stoles, ribbons, pins, and cords from teams, clubs, leadership roles, and awards.

All graduates must be in place at their designated inside location at Choctaw by 6:30pm. Graduates will be notified of their assigned location upon picking up their tickets/Diploma.

Please adhere to the additional graduation ceremony information listed below to help us meet the suggested guidelines as outlined by the Okaloosa County Health Department and the Okaloosa County School District.

1. Seating will be first come, first serve and will be marked for appropriate social distancing between each group of four spectators. We ask that all spectators be in their seats by 7:25 and that everyone avoid congregating and socializing in groups around the stadium. Gates open at 5:30pm for spectators.

2. Handicapped parking is located along the front row of parking facing Etheredge Stadium. There will be handicapped seating on the track around the football field.

3. Masks for spectators are strongly encouraged.

4. Parents and spectators will not be permitted onto the field after the ceremony. Students will be released by rows back to their assigned areas and will exit the stadium the same way that they entered.

5. Parents and spectators are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and stay hydrated – the heat index will undoubtedly be high.

6. There will be 4 entrances/exit points this year to minimize congestion - each is located at the corner of Etheredge Stadium. Graduates will be assigned a specific entrance/exit point used in the cermony and to share with their family.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to celebrating our Class of 2020 in Joe Etheredge Stadium.

Michelle K. Heck
Principal